acupuncture and diabeties

By Frank1935 Latest Reply 2008-08-17 04:04:09 -0500
Started 2008-05-05 12:17:24 -0500

i have read that acupuncture can be assisteed in control using acupuncture. has anyone have info on this?

5 replies

DuceD 2008-08-17 04:04:09 -0500 Report

I've had several acupuncture treatments and all they did was cause me more pain especially when the 'doctor' inserted the needles into main nerve routes and opened the electric circuit. I cancelled the remaining treatments. The acupuncture was recommended for back pain at L5-S1.

DiabetesDiva 2008-07-26 17:51:32 -0500 Report

I had treatments for sinus infections. Didn't help the sinus, but sure felt wonderful. I lay on a table while she quickly put the special needles in. Sounds scary, but it wasn't. A heat lamp was directed at my body, the lights were dimmed and soft new age music played while I lay there for about 45 minutes. It was the most relaxing thing I've ever experienced. When I left, I was so relaxed I was sleepy. I been thinking about trying it again. Having a hard time adjusting to the death of my friend.

butterfly_8 2008-08-05 10:35:08 -0500 Report

It sounds like you had a good massage. I would love to give it a try if it would help. I would try anything.

butterfly_8 2008-07-26 16:26:58 -0500 Report

Hello everyone,
was there any information on whether it works or not? I would like to give it a try if it does.

jupton1 2008-05-17 16:25:23 -0500 Report

Most acupuncturists in the U.S. have not been called upon to treat many patients with diabetes, mainly because of the misconception that acupuncture is not suitable for that disorder. Nonetheless, acupuncturists are in a position to provide expert treatment because the points to be needled are also used (in various other combinations) for treating other disorders. For example, the acupuncture point zusanli (called Stomach-36; located on the lower leg) is one of the most commonly used points for chronic diseases and is used especially when the disease is obviously affected by dietary factors. All of the acupuncture points listed above have been used in the U.S. and other countries. The needling techniques reported for the diabetes treatments are also essentially the same as used world-wide, without requiring special additional training.